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Center Hill Lake

Center Hill Lake

Welcome to Center Hill Lake

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Center Hill Lake.  The lake provides varied outdoor recreation opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose from including fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, and many others.  Center Hill belongs to you.  Treat our lake and surrounding area with respect by keeping it clean and attractive.  Enjoy yourself, have a safe visit, and come again.  The Center Hill Lake Information Center located at the Resource Manager’s Office offers the visitor a pictorial history of the construction of the dam and a wildlife exhibit featuring many of the birds and animals which are found in the area.

Center Hill Lake Announcements

Center Hill Dam to begin sluicing operations today
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Water Management Update: Center Hill Dam will begin operating two sluice gates at 10 a.m. today. The combined power generation and sluice release will be about 11,000 cubic feet per second. This means the Caney Fork River downstream will be elevated and the current will be more swift. 
Open house tours cancelled for foreseeable future
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Due to the replacement of the generators inside Center Hill Dam, all Open House tours are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Please check this website or our Facebook page periodically for updates of when the tours will commence. 

Center Hill Lake News

Come see what a Nashville District lake has to offer this summer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2016) – In just a few months it will be time to get wet, sunbathe, fish, hike, camp and go boating at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District lake. Vacationers and locals alike are encouraged to come see what the 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin have to offer this summer.
Published: 2/1/2016
Boaters navigate to Corps of Engineers booth at Nashville Boat show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2016) – Boating enthusiasts attending the 30th annual Progressive Nashville Boat & Sportshow at Music City Center are encouraged to navigate to the Corps of Engineers booth to get important information about local lakes before embarking on the water this recreation season.
Published: 1/8/2016
Imagery of 1939 flood on USACE Digital Library
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2015) – An old photo album with historical imagery from the February 1939 flood of the Cumberland River Basin is now available to the public on the Internet in the USACE Digital Library.
Published: 11/6/2015
Center Hill historical marker dedicated
LANCASTER, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2015) – Local community leaders and Corps officials dedicated a new Tennessee state historical marker today that highlights the technical significance of Center Hill Dam and Powerhouse and the project’s authorized purposes, which include recreation, hydropower, and flood risk reduction.
Published: 10/27/2015
Turbine lifted to rehabilitate hydropower unit at Center Hill Dam
LANCASTER, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Work crews lifted a turbine out of hydropower unit two at Center Hill Dam today, one of the final pieces of the disassembly process. It is the first time the 82-ton steel wheel has seen the light of day since its installation in 1950, a rare sight that makes it possible to inspect, rebuild embedded parts, and then reassemble the unit with new components.
Published: 10/7/2015

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